Adding new Jurisdictions records to your Reel-Scout™ version 10 database is simple. To begin the process, access the proper RS10 module by clicking Jurisdictions on the main menu bar. Then, click Add in the Jurisdictions sub-menu on the left-hand side of your screen.

1. Adding a New Jurisdiction

Clicking Add in the Jurisdictions sub-menu will take you to the Add Jurisdiction page. While completing as many fields as possible will make the record more complete, there are only two required data elements that need to be added for a jurisdiction to added to your RS-10 database: Jurisdiction Name/Permitting Body and Type.

a. Jurisdiction Name/Permitting Body

Enter the official name of the jurisdiction or permitting body into this box. Jurisdiction Name/Permitting Body” is a required entry to save a new entry into your RS10 *Jurisdictions database.

b. Type

The type of jurisdiction or permitting body can be selected from this drop-down menu. Type is the second required entry, and the choices available are:

  • Aboriginal Communities
  • City
  • County
  • Federal
  • Regional Film Office
  • State

Only one option may be chosen.

c. Umbrella Agency

Many jurisdictional authorities exist as part of other governmental or private organizations. If this is the case for the jurisdiction you are adding, record the Umbrella Agency here.

d. Phone

The phone number of the jurisdiction being added can be recorded here in standard U.S. format.

e. Email

The email address for the jurisdiction or permitting body being added to your film office’s database can be included in this field. Be sure to use proper email address format.

f. Weblinks

Up to three websites associated with the new jurisdiction or permitting body can be included in the Weblink fields. There is no need to include “http://” in the address. RS10 will automatically format the address you enter into a usable browser format. Be sure to add a description of each weblink in the fields provided.

g. Description

A detailed description of the permitting body or jurisdiction can be entered into the Description field. Up to 4000 characters can be accommodated. The size of this window can be changed so that all of the text entered can be seen. To resize the window, left-click on the lower right-hand corner of the field. Hold down the left mouse button as you drag the window to the size required.

h. Comment

Film office notes regarding the jurisdiction or permitting body can be added to the record using this field. The size of this window can be changed so that all of the text entered can be seen. To resize the window, left-click on the lower right-hand corner of the field. Hold down the left mouse button as you drag the window to the size required.

2. Saving the New Jurisdiction

When you have finished adding information to the Add Jurisdiction page, click the Add button.

When you click the Add button, you will be taken to a new Jurisdiction Detail page. From this page, you will be able to add Jurisdiction Contacts to further enrich the information in your database.

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